These job overviews are meant to guide you through the application process. They are NOT full job descriptions.
Staff Member – General Job Description
All staff members are expected to play their role in fulfilling the goals of camp in accordance with the Bnei Akiva philosophy. They must have excellent interpersonal skills, love for kids and posses the desire and passion to contribute, influence and inspire.
Each staff member is expected to follow camp rules and policies and perform and deliver as follows:
· Be an appropriate role model and provide Dugma Ishit at all times
· Participate in staff training sessions, staff programming and required meetings
· Assist campers in case of emergencies
· Maintain continuous supervision over campers
· Participate in camp-wide activities (shmira, Visitor’s Day, etc.).
· Complete evaluations and reports as applicable
· Adhere to the rules and standards outlined in the Staff Handbook.
provide a fun and memorable summer for your campers
Rosh Anaf (Reports to Director and/or Rosh Mosh)
Roash Anaf is responsible for overall management of the Anaf. They must demonstrate expertise and experience in their specialty, great communication and interpersonal skills alongside managerial and Bnei Akiva leadership qualities. They are expected to participate in camp-wide activities and provide additional assistance as may be needed throughout the summer.
· Responsible for training and supervising the Anaf’s staff
· Running the Anaf’s program and maintaining a high standard of professionalism
· Create and maintain an atmosphere in the Anaf that enables each and every camper to reach
their highest potential and create Anaf-related memories
· Manage budget, supplies and timely ordering
· Participate in required meetings
· Evaluation of their staff and end of summer report
Rosh Eidah (Reports to Rosh Mosh)
The Rosh Eidah is expected to oversee the entire Eidah – campers and staff, in addition to being responsible for the general day to day management of the Eidah. The Rosh Eidah is also in charge of planning and carrying out Eidah-wide activities, while monitoring the content and ensuring quality and appropriateness.
The Rosh Eidah reports to the Rosh Mosh.
· Eidah team building, ruach, leadership, training, mentoring
· Evaluations of Eidah campers & staff (monitoring progress, providing guidance,
promoting growth, etc.)
· Ongoing supervision of Eidah campers & staff (communication, discipline, education,
downtime, meals, etc.)
· Problem solving & crisis management within Eidah
· Coordinating, organizing, arranging and managing Eidah logistics (meds & injuries, cleanliness
& hygiene, days off, participation in activities, etc.)
· Attend meetings as required
· Planning and executing night tochniot and placing relevant orders for all staff and
· Provide a weekly Eidah update to post on the website
· Be available part time via email or phone for preparations as of June 1 and full time the
staff development week
· Manage a budget
· Submit Rosh Eidah report as outlined by the director
· May be called upon to help recruit campers, attend shabbatonim, and build momentum before
camp for the Eidah (i.e., start an Eidah Facebook page)
· Bnei Akiva role model; leadership & managerial skills
· Previous experience as counsellor/Sgan
· Excellent interpersonal skills; ability and desire to inspire
· Ability to plan, run and manage creative activities; oversee Eidah scheduling & programming
· Provide direct/indirect supervision for staff, alongside empowerment and encouragement
· Ability to give and receive feedback
· Self starter, initiator and independent worker; Rosh Gadol!
Rosh Chadar Ochel-
The Rosh Chadar oversees the functioning of the Dining Hall. He/she is in charge of instructing toranut, with supervision of madrichim and rosh eidah. He/she oversees the chadar staff, and together, they ensure that all meals run smoothly, the chadar is clean, and all tables, chairs, supplies, are ready to be used. He/She is in charge of the toranim and the hygiene and lost and found items in and around the Chadar.
Rosh Breicha (pool) – Must have Canadian certification-
The Rosh Breicha is responsible for the safety and the lessons in the pool area. She is in charge of all lifeguards. She develops the swim program and oversees all chugim and night tochniot in the pool. She is also responsible to maintain the cleanliness of the pool and testing all chemical levels and keeping logs that are up to the standard of the OCA. She is responsible for evaluating the classes and all the breicha staff, making sure that all campers are thriving in their classes. The Rosh Breicha will also teach swimming class.
The Rosh Sports is in charge of the whole sports program on the sports field. He/ she is in charge of all sports staff, ensures the high quality of the program, and makes sure everyone is working safely. During staff week, he/she oversees the ropes training(done by an external company), and makes sure all staff members know how to teach/ referee sports games. The rosh sports is also responsible for running sports day. Budget and purchasing of item for the sports field must be done by the Rosh sports who reports to the Camp Director. Rosh Breicha must write an end of season report.
Rosh Agam (lake)-
The Rosh Agam is responsible for the safety and skill development at the agam. She/he is in charge of all lifeguards. She/he oversees all peulot, chugim, night tochniot, agam related trips and extra programs that go on at the agam. He/she must ensure that all equipment is properly used/stored. Maintenance and upkeep of the boats, docks, water toys, and the proper maintenance of the beach area is responsibility of the Rosh Agam. He/she helps roshei eidah organize canoe trips and making sure that the campers are rotating fairly throughout all the activities. Rosh agam is responsible for staff evaluations as well as an end of season report.
The Rosh Music is responsible to teach songs to small groups and to the whole camp. This may be done during peulot, in the chadar, during choir. The Rosh Music must play at least one instrument and is there to bring up the overall avira of camp through song and cheers. May also be asked to work on song competitions and video presentations,
Madrich or madricha-
A madrich/a is with his/her chanichim at all times. He/she is responsible for safety, well being, and emotional happiness of all chanichim in his/her kvutza. He/she takes chanichim to every peula, and actively participates in peulot. Madrichim will be expected to help with night tochniot, general eidah creativity, and special bunk activities. A great madrich/a is very involved with the bunk on every level, truly understands the needs of his/her kvutza, and cares about their personal growth. Senior staff is responsible to mentor the junior staff in the bunk.
Specialists (Report to Rosh Anaf/Rosh Eidah)
· Specialists must be excellent role models, suitable for a Bnei Akiva camp, have a positive and educational
approach to kids, alongside experience, skill and professionalism in their specific specialty.
· During Anaf working hours – specialists are expected to be present and active in their Anaf and perform
and deliver as needed and required in their specific Anaf. Encouraging and getting campers involved in
the anaf activities, ensuring an enjoyable, enabling and creative atmosphere, as well as maintaining the
right level of discipline and “derech eretz”.
· At all other times – specialists are expected to be an integral part of their bunk/camp, participating
in all bunk/camp activities and acting as counselors in every way and fulfilling all related obligations.
* Depending on camp’s needs, specialists may live in the bunks with campers or in a specialist bunk.
Agam or Breicha specialist-
All water staff must carry Canadian certification as outlined on the staff application. Swim staff spends the day teaching swimming lessons to chanichim and or/guarding. The goal on the breicha is make swimming fun while at the same time advancing in their swim levels.
The agam staff teaches canoeing, ensures safety on the agam, oversees use of our lake toys and boating, attends canoe trips when necessary. Staff makes sure that the beach and equipment is well maintained. Agam staff will be responsible to get a boating license in order to drive the boat.
Every bunk at Moshava has daily shiurim. Chinuch teachers will be assigned bunks, and will teach those bunks every day. Teachers are responsible for coming up with interactive and exciting lesson plans under the guidance of the rosh chinuch. Chinuch teachers may also be asked to attend trips to give chinuch on trips, or staff other chinuch programs, such as fast day shiurim, learning days, chinuch day, morning cocoa club, or menucha learning.
Driver- (must be at least 21 years old)-
The driver leaves camp every day to run errands for camp, such as supplies for tochniot, pharmacy, greyhound station, medical runs or food items. They are responsible for upkeep of all the camp cars. They are on call 24/7. Must speak English fluently.
The dance specialist is responsible for coming up with the curriculum for our dance program. She should be familiar with Zumba, dance aerobics, Israeli dance, and others. She will run peulot for the girls, possibly choreograph for a camp play (if needed), or a dance-off.
Gan staff ensures the safety of all of our staff children during the day. They plan programs and take the gan kids to peulot. Gan kids can range from infants to 8 years old.
Work in the kitchen preparing 3 meals a day for the camp. Work includes but is not limited to: preparing all foods, baking, cleaning the kitchen and serving. Kitchen staff has different hours than most staff members. And do not sleep in a cabin.
MY specialists assists the Rosh MY with all projects. He/she makes sure the MY peulot are organized and function well, and also helps out with general cleanliness/organization of the Melechet Yad room. He/she will help teach chanichim basic art skills and how to work on projects.
Plugah is the maintenance staff for camp. Plugah is responsible for garbage removal and recycling, maintenance, repairs and building projects. Must have a valid driver’s license.
Performing arts staff develops and runs drama peulot. They also coordinate and direct the camp play.
Sports specialists are expected to be athletic, energetic , know how to organize and referee games, and teach basic sporting skills. They should have at least 2 sports specialties including: baseball, basketball, hockey, ropes, archery, tennis, football, biking, or other sports.
Shekem staff ensures that all shekem orders are completed and ready for each bunk at shekem time. He/she also keeps track of what is left in stock, orders more when necessary, and keeps track of how much each person in camp has spent in shekem.
Tochnit (thematic program):
Tochnit staff works to ensure that the theme of the summer is properly carried out. Some of the things tochnit staff will work on include (but are not limited to): skits at mifkad, colour war, carnival, opening night tochnit, and banquet. Tochnit staff should be very creative and knowledgeable about the summer’s theme.
The tripper is responsible for going on all overnights, and ensuring that they have everything they need for a successful overnight such as tents, fire, cooking materials, and food. They organize the logistical aspect of all camping trips. While at camp, the tripper may be asked to develop and runs peulot teaching chanichim basic things about tripping, or working on building projects.
The photographer is responsible to capture the essence of camp through photographs and must be able to post them on the website 2x daily. The photographer is responsible for printing pictures for Shabbat weekly and at the end of the season slide show presentation.
The videographer is responsible for making sure that all events or regular peulot in camp are filmed. He or she should also be able to edit and put together short clips for the website every week. Videographer may also run peulot for chanichim making movies. The photographer must take pictures of all peulot and activities, and upload them to the website every day.
The website person is responsible for the upkeep of the website, adding all updates and messages from the hanhala. The IT specialist must have a technical background.
If you have a special talent that you think you can bring to camp, we would love to hear about it!
We are always looking to expand our program, so if you think you could teach your specialty to campers, we would love to hear more about it.